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149 MLB players are now free agents

Let the hot stove season begin!

Kansas City Royals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Welcome to the Major League Baseball offseason. Now that the World Series is over, the hot stove season officially began with free agency. As of 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, 149 players became free agents per the collective bargaining agreement between owners and players.

Among the players who are now on the open market are pitchers Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis, and Yu Darvish, and sluggers J.D. Martinez, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Hosmer, plus many others.

The Washington Nationals have the most free agents with 11, with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels not far behind with nine each. The Oakland Athletics are the only team without a free agent.

Though free agency technically started on Thursday, there is a quiet period in MLB of five days, during which time no player can sign with a new team. Players and teams can discuss contract terms during this time, but nobody can officially join a new team until after 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Here is the list of free agents, sorted by former team:

Angels (9): Andrew Bailey; Jesse Chavez; Yunel Escobar; Bud Norris; Cliff Pennington; Yusmeiro Petit; Brandon Phillips; Ben Revere; Fernando Salas

Astros (5): Carlos Beltran; Tyler Clippard; Luke Gregerson; Francisco Liriano; Cameron Maybin

Blue Jays (4): Brett Anderson; Darwin Barney; Miguel Montero; Michael Saunders

Braves (2): R.A. Dickey; Jason Motte

Brewers (3): Matt Garza; Anthony Swarzak; Neil Walker

Cardinals (4): Zach Duke; Lance Lynn; Juan Nicasio; Seung-Hwan Oh

Cubs (8): Jake Arrieta; Alex Avila; Wade Davis; Brian Duensing; Jon Jay; John Lackey; Rene Rivera; Koji Uehara

Diamondbacks (7): Gregor Blanco; Jorge de la Rosa; David Hernandez; Chris Iannetta; J.D. Martinez; Fernando Rodney; Adam Rosales

Dodgers (6): Yu Darvish; Curtis Granderson; Franklin Gutierrez; Brandon Morrow; Chase Utley; Tony Watson

Giants (4): Matt Cain; Nick Hundley; Jae-Gyun Hwang; Michael Morse

Indians (6): Craig Breslow; Jay Bruce; Austin Jackson; Carlos Santana; Bryan Shaw; Joe Smith

Mariners (7): Yonder Alonso; Gordon Beckham; Jarrod Dyson; Yovani Gallardo; Hisashi Iwakuma; Carlos Ruiz; Danny Valencia

Marlins (3): Mike Aviles; A.J. Ellis; Dustin McGowan

Mets (1): Jose Reyes

Nationals (11): Matt Albers; Joe Blanton; Alejandro De Aza; Stephen Drew; Edwin Jackson; Howie Kendrick; Brandon Kintzler; Jose Lobaton; Oliver Perez; Ryan Raburn; Jayson Werth

Orioles (7): Pedro Alvarez; Ryan Flaherty; Craig Gentry; Jeremy Hellickson; Ubaldo Jimenez; Seth Smith; Chris Tillman

Padres (4): Erick Aybar; Jhoulys Chacin; Jordan Lyles; Craig Stammen

Phillies (4): Andres Blanco; Clay Buchholz; Hyun-Soo Kim; Daniel Nava

Pirates (2): Joaquin Benoit; John Jaso

Rangers (4): Andrew Cashner; Carlos Gomez; Miguel Gonzalez; Jason Grilli

Rays (9): Peter Bourjos; Steve Cishek; Alex Cobb; Lucas Duda; Tommy Hunter; Logan Morrison; Trevor Plouffe; Colby Rasmus; Sergio Romo

Red Sox (8): Fernando Abad; Blaine Boyer; Rajai Davis; Doug Fister; Mitch Moreland; Eduardo Nunez; Addison Reed; Chris Young

Reds (4): Bronson Arroyo; Zack Cozart; Scott Feldman; Drew Storen

Rockies (7): Tyler Chatwood; Carlos Gonzalez; Ryan Hanigan; Jonathan Lucroy; Jake McGee; Pat Neshek; Mark Reynolds

Royals (8): Melky Cabrera; Trevor Cahill; Lorenzo Cain; Alcides Escobar; Eric Hosmer; Mike Moustakas; Peter Moylan; Jason Vargas

Tigers (1): Anibal Sanchez

Twins (5): Matt Belisle; Bartolo Colon; Dillon Gee; Glen Perkins; Hector Santiago

White Sox (1): Mike Pelfrey

Yankees (5): Todd Frazier; Jaime Garcia; Matt Holliday; Michael Pineda; CC Sabathia